#1 High School in ND and #1 in Walsh County

Park River High School

605 6th St W, Park River, ND 58270

How Good is Park River High School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
A+ Learning Enviroment
A+ School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Park River High School is a high school located in Park River, North Dakota. The school reports an enrollment of 139 students in grades 9-12 and a student–teacher ratio of 14 students per teacher.

When compared to other schools in North Dakota it is significantly above average and has received and a grade of A+ from The School Review. The school ranks 1 for high schools in Walsh County and 1 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

For our grading we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.


For high schools, a number of factors, including standardized test scores, SAT participation and AP/IB enrollment are used to calculate a school’s academics grade. Park River High School earned a grade of A+ for academics. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other high schools in North Dakota.

Source: ND Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
AP/IB Participation N/A
SAT/ACT Participation Fair

Learning Enviroment

A school’s learning environment is determined by comparing many factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. For learning environment, Park River High School performs significantly above average when compared to other high schools in North Dakota and earned the grade of A+ for this measure.

Students : Teacher
ND Avg. 12
Uncertified Teachers
ND Avg. 0%
New Teachers
ND Avg. 10%
Learning Enviroment Grade A+
Student–Teacher Ratio Very Good
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Very Good


School safety is estimated by looking at factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. Park River High School received a grade of A+ for safety. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other high schools in North Dakota.

Safety Grade A+
In-School Suspensions Excellent
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations N/A


Basic student body information from Park River High School is included below. Demographics are not used when scoring a school.

Students w/ Disablities
ND Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
ND Avg. 23%
Econ. Disadvantaged
ND Avg. 28%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 139
Minority Students 10
Diversity Index 8
Students with Disablities 20
Economically Disadvantaged 22%
Limited English Proficiency 0%
Gifted Students N/A


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Compare Nearby Schools

The closest high schools to Park River High School are listed below. Grades for each of these schools are listed in the table. All Park River schools can be seen on the Park River, North Dakota schools listing page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Valley-Edinburg High School A- A- A+ A-
2 Fordville-Lankin High School N/A N/A N/A N/A
3 Grafton High School B C A+ B-
4 Minto High School B- C A N/A
5 Midway High School N/A N/A A C+

Park River High School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students attend Park River High School? 139 students.
  • Is Park River High School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Park River High School in? The school is located in Walsh County.
  • How can I contact Park River High School? The school's number is (701) 284-7164. You can visit their website at http://www.parkriverk12.com.
  • Where is Park River High School? 605 6th St W, Park River, North Dakota 58270

How we rate schools?

We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Valley-Edinburg High School
600 5th St S Edinburg, ND 58227
Fordville-Lankin High School
102 4th Ave W Fordville, ND 58231
Grafton High School
1548 School Rd Grafton, ND 58237
Minto High School
200 4th St Minto, ND 58261
Midway High School
3202 33rd Ave Ne Inkster, ND 58233